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"C" -3" -T-tV "..- "-Tra1P:-3s- ". -y--- ey"r3scvr-3fn3!?j . j ?KV-i -rtSs5- -irt-sS?' -.- r mfe- - -- - .wapwjsrt"'"!--1? - 5C K i'-- 5fe-- ri r5- t. y . -te ." at iflr iO0 F ? , ,- B3S5e? r! v VOLUME XXXJILr-NUMBER 8. COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. WEDJSDAY. MAY 28. 1902. WHOLE NUMBER 1.672. - jf "V-"wS"3i.-."5- S'ifcS"' -.( (Ifllttmte MurM. .1 i f PEACEABLE LOOK SETTLEMENT OF BOER AND BRITISH TROUBLES. ONLY lEGMHUUIlES HAY Beth Skies Anxious far -the War ts End. tout Sssth Africans -Have Same Difficulty in Wzizifying Certain sf Their People. LONDON, May 24. The Associated Prase has every reason to believe that peace in Sooth Africa is practically ecured. -Kerr pjon, depends, ap parently, more upon convenience of tfre Boer leaders than upon the inclin ation of the British government. The private and official advices received In London from South Africa all point to the same conclusion. The delay is technical, and to end the long war sems to be the desire of both British and Boer leaders. The lat ter, however, are unable to convince all of their followers of the wisdom of acquiescing in the terms of peace. Information as to what transpired at yesterday's meeting of the cabinet is closely guarded, but it is not like ly that the cabinet transactions were of vital import. The surmise of one well informed person places the sum total of the deliberations of the cab inet ministers at a decision regard ing points of the peace agreement of entirely minor importance. An other surmise is that the cabinet merely sent a rather mock ultimatum to South Africa, which can be used by the Boer leaders in explanation to thir forces. Both these surmises probably con tain an element of truth, but neither can in any way effect the widespread belief in the best informed quarters that the end o the war has come. In fact those persons who are best acquainted with the actual details of the present negotiations only qual ify this optimistic expression of opin ion by guarded reservations concern ing the extent of the personal con trol of the Borr leaders over their commands Were the Beers a thor oughly disciplined force, dependent on the action of their general officers, peace would probably be now pro claimed, but Botha. Dewet and the other generals seem themselves to positively guarantee the degree to which their example will be followed. The delegation at Vereningen. ac cording to thp information of the war office are fairly evenly divided. Ac cordingly extreme precautions ar ex ercised in Loudon and Pretoria to pre vent any premature report which might adversely influence the Soers. Advices received by the war office indicate that whatever decision the Vereeniging conference may arrive at. most, if not all. of the Bcerjeaders who went to Pretoria will not con tinue the fight. The present negotia tions wore merely for the purpose of enabling the Boer leaders to "save their faces." After they leam the results of this afternoon's meeting of the cabinet the Boer leaders are ex pected to announce their reluctant ac quiescence with the British terms. The war office does not expect any serious defections from the rank and file on the action taken bj Generals Botha and Dewet. Kansas Democrats Adjourn. WICHITA. Kan May 24. The democratic state convention has ad journed after naming six of tne four teen places to be filled at the Novem ber election. W. H. Craddock, may or of Kansas City. Kan., was named for governor. Other nominations are: James McCleverity. Fort Scott, and J. C Cannon. Mound City, tor supreme justices. Claude Duvall, Hutchinson. for secretary of state; J. M. Love. Kinsley, for auditor A Veteran Passes Away. OMAHA. Neb.. May 24. Warren Woodard of Exeter. Neb an old sol dier and a member of the department of Nebraska. Grand Army of the Re public, who came here to attend the state encampment, died at the Pax ton hotel. His wife arrived from Ex eter before his death. Mr. Woodard was one of the first settlers of Exeter, having located there thirty-two years ago. Drope Dead at Son's Grave. WDLBER. Neb.. May 24. While vis iting his son's grave with his wife. JBarthoIomew Zoubek fell dead over itae grave from heart disease. He was 72 years of age and had resided here for thirty years- Japan Wants Large Loan. SEATTLE, Wash.. May 24. Count Matsuknua. the prime minister of Jap an, with the Japanese minister of finance, is in the United States for the purpose of negotiating a loan of $100, 000.000 with which to build ships and railways and to carry on mining oper ations in Japan. This statement is made upon authority of Theophile Gollier. attache of the .Belgian lega tion in Tokio, who, with his wife, ar rived in Seattle. Worst Floods in Oklahoma. GUTHRIE. OkL May 24. The rir ers yesterday reached the highest point since the flood began and the present indication of more rains is alarming, as it means that the -Cottonwood and the Cimarron win flood the eatire country, and like reports are received from the Canadian and Wasaita rivers. At no tate have such floods been known in Oklahoma. Keara Virginia (Sty, Peter Barry, a -killed by lightnimg- MURDERER TELLS IT ALL. He Details to the Court the KHIing sf Michael Sterfcs. ALLIANCE; Neb.. May 26. District eoart for Box Butte county conTened here, and when the case of the state of Nebraska against August Jahnke for the murder of Michael Sierks came up it brought out a confession tram Oliver Olson, who is charged as an accessory to the crime. Olson's confession is as follows: """We had entered into an agreement to kill Mike-Sierks and I was to have half of the old man's insurance, for which Jahnke was the beneficiary, and a share in the old man's estate, which was by previous inducement also de vised to Jahnke. We made three at tempts upon his life which were un successful. The first time we let him fall into a 120-foot well onto a piece of pipe projecting four feet from the bottom. The second time we put cor rosive sublimate in his coffee at two different times, but this failed, as the old man vomited it all up, and we played sick, placing the cause with the whisky we had been drinking. The third was to shoot him with a re volver, and he was gotten drunk and forced to stagger in front of the re- i volver in my hands which I discharg ed, apparently by accident, but the shot miscarried and went under his arm. failing to do the work. The last and successful attempt was well plan ned. Jahnke said to me: We will have to shoot him with a shotgun. We came to town and procured a gun and went back. The next morning. as Mike was at the breakfast table. I got the gun and loaded it in an ad joining room and returned, and as I came out of the door behind the old man I pulled the hammer and let the ' whole charge into his back, where upon Jahnke shouted: Come, help me, Mike is shot!" On cross-examination Olson said he was under the hypnotic influence of Jahnke, who is his brother-in-law. COLEMAN KEPT HIS MONEY. And Sent Officers to the Designated Stump at Night. ADAMS. Neb.. 3Iay 26. H. Cole man, living three miles southeast of town, received a letter some days ago in which he was told to go to a certain stump in the timber about half a mile from his home and there deposit 4300, and failure to do so would cost him his son's life, his house and bam would be destroyed and other dire ca lamities befall him. Mr. Coleman came to town and re ported the matter to Constable Med calf and Deputy Sheriff Galloway, who went to the place designated and watched a couple of nights, but no one appeared. In the letter, which was mailed at Srerling. Mr. Coleman was directed to go to the stump unarmed i and at nisht. I Farmer Loses His Barn. I BASSETT. Neb.. May 26. Word I was brought in of a disastrous fire in i j the burning of a large bam and all i its contents, except two horses, be longing to Joe Stolcpart. seven miles east of here. No one was at home at the time, Mr. Stolcpart being In j Bassett. Upon reaching home he I found many suspieious circumstances and a careful investigation will fol low.. He carried $400 insurance. Snake in Letter Box. LINCOLN, Neb May 26. Mail Car- l rier Warnke took a small and active j snake out of a mail box. A youth named Henry Ernst was found to be I the parry who introduced the snake i into his new home, but he insisted that he only put the snake on the do.t and that the reptile crawled in of its own accord. Preparing for State Fair. LINCOLN. Neb.. May 26. The state board of agriculture met and con tracted for the construction of four new live stock barns on the state fair grounds. The board also authorized the various live stock associations to hold auctions en the state fair grounds during the next fair. Lcn Pine Has Commercial Club. LONG PINE, Neb May 26. The ( business men and property owners of J Long Pine have organized a commer cial club, with officers as follows. ! President. W. A. Buckiin; secretary. J. a. Davisson; treasurer, R. S. HalL Independent Telephone Company. 3RAINARD. Neb.. May 26. The vil lage of Ulysses recently organized an independent telephone company to cover the entire town and also mak ing connection with many of the near by farmers houses. A Young Man in Trouble. BEATRICE Neb., May 26. A young fellow by the name of Grover Brown from Hubbell Neb., was arrested here last night on a charge of forging a check on some party for 5140. Liquor Dealers to Meet. OMAHA. May 26. The sixth an nual convention of the Nebraska Re tail Liquor Dealers" association will be held in this city Jane 4 to 6 inclu sive. Requisitions for Authorities. DAKOTA CITY. May IS. Sheriff John Sides has gone to Lincoln to se cure requisition papers for the arrest of Sheriff Lewison and Deputies Ho mer Robb, Alfred Griffith and Sam HoIIiday, South Dakota officers. The I three Tnrgeon brothers, who were re cently mixed up in a fight with these officers, claim that they were on Ne braska soil when the officers attempt ed to arrest them and that the sher iff and posse were in the wrong. IN GREAT TERROR INHABITANTS OF MARTINIQUE WANT TO LEAVE. DECLARE THE PLACE IS CURSED Second Eruaticn of Mount Pelee Crazes Population with Fear Tues day's Explosion More Violent Than that Which Effaced St. Pierre. FORT DE FRANCE, Island of Mar tinique, Wednesday, May 21. t p. m. The second eruption f Mount Pelee, which occurred yesteruay, is said to have been many times more violent than the fatal explosion which effaced the beautiful city of St. Pierre and swept itd 30,000 people-from the earth. The volcano is described as a seething furnace, whose deadly tongues of flame are expected to lick up life and prop erty at any time. Indeed, the people of this section are in absolute terror over what they resolutely believe to be their impending fate. They are throng this city by the hundreds and crying, not for food, not for clothing, but to be taKen far awav from this is land, which they declare has become the object of God's wrath and that He has determined to sweep its people out of existence. Streams of people have been pouring into Fort de France from all over the surrounding country. The people are not destitute, but they are terrified. They want only one thing, and that is to be taken far away from this is land, with which they say the gods are angry and which they will destroy by fire before it sinks under the sea. The consuls here and the officers of the war vessels in the harbor are way laid by persons crazed with fear and begging to be carried away. The weather is now calm and beau tiful, but the mountain is veiled in volcanic clouds, which often assume a very threatening aspect, and occa sional rumblings are heard. Some heavy and very welcome rains fell this morning. The United States steamer Dixie. Captain Berry, from New York, ar rived today after a quick and safe passage. Its passengers include many world-famous scientists. Prof. Robert T. Hill, government geologist; Prof. C. E. Borchgrevink. Messers. George Curtis and George Kennan and many magazine writers and correspondents are also among those who arrived on the steamer. Dixing began landing its enormous cargo of supplies early and the store house on shore soon became congest ed, and this is the greatest difficulty of the distribution. The United States steamer Potomac went to inspect St. Pierre with the commanders of the war vessels now here. With the greatest difficulty the party succeeded in making a landing. The effect of the outburst of yesterday was tremendous. This second eruption was many times more violent that that which ef faced St. Pierre and swept its people from the earth. Nor has all volcanic activity ceased. Vast columns of smoke and gas still pour from the great crater and new fissures have opened on th mountain sides and are vomiting yellow whirlwinds, which rush intermittently now from one point and now another. Boiling mud also is thrown out at times in tor rents that reaches the sea and produce small tidai waves. More Trouble in Moscow. ST. PETERSBURG, Tuesday. May 23. Reports have reached here of fresh labor disorders at Moscow. No details are obtainable, but it is known that Grand Duke.. Sergics. governor general ot Moscow, who had come to Tsarskoe-Selo to be present at the re ception of President Loabet. left hur riedly for Moscow last .night, without waiting to participate in the military review. The imperial family has abandoned its intention of visiting Moscow. Rates Prcsasly Will Stand. CHICAGO. May 23. Unless the ex ecutive officials of the western lines force the matter there will be few if any withdrawals of reduced Tariffs which have been put in force since the issuance of the injunctions of the United States circuit court. This fact developed today at a meeting of the freight officials of the western lines. After an all-day session practically nothing in the line of discarding low rates was accomplished. Hay Wants to Extend Time. WASHINGTON. May 23. Secretary Hay has requested the Banisn govern ment to enter into a protocol extend ing for one year the period of time allowed for the ratification of the trea ty of cession of the Danish West In dian islands. This action is necessary to keep alive the treaty as ratified by the United States senate until the Danish rigsdag can act finally upon it at the next session, which does not occur until September. Former Banker Indicted. HELENA. Most May 23- K. H. Matteson. former cashier of the First National bank of Great Falls, was to day indicted on ninety counts on the charge of embezzling $1SSK)0 while cashier of the bank. Tea testimony before the grand jury disclosed the fact that Matteron was at one time $235,000 short. It is expected he will plead guilty to one count and it is likely the district attorney will quash the others. ALL SIGNS POINT TO PEACE. British Officials. Hswcver. Give N Indication sf Ncfstiations. LONDON May 23. The concensus of opinion here is that all the sign' are propitious, but up to 2 o'clock this afternoon the British oflcials had giv en no indications of tke' course which the negotiations between Lord Kitch ener and Lord Milner and the Boer delegates at Pretoria vers taking. That conferences are occurring re garding the basis upon which peace shall be declared is the sum total of the- information which the war office has vouchsafed up to the present, though it is intimated that a definite announcement of the result, peaceful or otherwise, may speedily be expect ed. The expression that peace is does;, at hand has obviously takes a strong hold of operators on the stock ex-, change. The baying of consols and" gilt-edfed South African shares con tinues, it is believed, in behalf of well informed interests. PALMA EXPRESSES GRATITUDE. President of Cuban Republic Sends Message to Secretary Root. WASHINGTON. May 23. The sec retary of war has received the fol lowing message from the president of Cuba: "Elihu Root. Secretary of war. Washington: I am deeply moved by your heartfelt message of congratula tion on the inauguration of The re public of Cuba, to the birth of which the people and the government of the United States have contributed with their blood -nd treasure. Rest assur ed that the Cuban people can never forget the debt of gratitude they owe to the great republic with which we will always cultivate the closest re lations of friendship, and for the prosperity of which we pray to the Almighty. "(Signed.) T. ESTRADA tALMA." TOWN ISOLATED BY STORM. Decorah Cut Off by Flood, Which Does Great Damage. CONOVER. la.. May 23. The town of Decorah, la., the county seat of Winneshiek county, has ben cut off from communication with other points tor the last forty-eight hours. The storms of Tuesday night flooded the valley from Conover to Decorah, sweeping away railroad bridges, tracks and telegraph poles and flooding the town. Two men drove from Decorah to Conover this afternoon and reported that water ran through the streets, carrying away bridges and some of the smaller houses. They said that two lives had been lost and that possibly others had perished. People were driven to the hills. The Milwaukee road has a crew at work repairing its linese and expects to open communi cation with Decorah tomorrow night. PRICE OF COAL IS ADVANCED. Radical Action Taken by the Retail Dealers in New York. NEW YORK. May 23. Convinced that weeks, and possibly months, may elapse before the miners' strike shall have been settled, retail coal dealers here have advanced the price of an thracite coal to a maximum of IS.50 a ton. and at the same time marked up bituminous to $4.50 when purchased in small quantities. To consumers of large quanties of soft coal a rate of $3.85 is quoted. Only once before have these prices for fuel been exceeded. That was in 1S71. when the price of anthracite reached a maximum of $11 a ton. Bad Hail Storm Hits Iowa. PERRY. la.. May 23. The town and vicinity of Dawson, six miles west of here, was vited by a severe hail and rain storm. Hail stones measur ing three inches across were picked up after the storm. Not a pane of glass was left on the south side of buildings in the town, even large plate glass windows in stores being broken Trees and growing crops are damaged badly. Think Pfeister Insane. WILBER, Neb., May 23. Complaint has been made before the insanity board against a man named Pfeister. who it is said is roaming around the country south of Swanton in a crazed condition and afflicted with the small pox. Swsdish Ministers Must Refrain. SIOUX CITY, Ia May 23. Minis ters of the Swedish Baptist church in Iowa cannot in future belong to se cret orders, under the revised consti tution of the association. Bard Ordered to Vacate. CHEYENNE. Wyo May 23. L N. Bard, who owns a large ranch prop erty on Little Bear creek, about thirty five miles north of this city, reports that on last Saturday he received warning to leave the country in the form of a note on his doorstep. Ac cording to Bard's statement, large areas of government land, as well as county roads, are fenced in and in order to get to his ranch he is com pelled to cut fencees. Disappointment at the Vatican. ROME. May 23. Doubt is felt in Vatican circles as to whether the pope. after all. will give an official reception to the Taft commission. Official no tification of the arrival of the com mission here at the end of May has been received ar tiie United States em bassy, and has caused not a little dis apeoinxment at the vattcan. as it spe cifically eliminates all the political as pects sought to be attached to the ERUPTION AGAIN PELEE AND SOUFRIERE BREAK FORTH. AND AWFUL MEAD Frenzied Populace. Appalled by Fiery Clouds. Hot Stones and Swirling Ashes, Flee to Cities for Refuge Amid Indescribable Consternation. FORT DE FRANCE. Island of Mar tinique, May 22. Yesterday's eruption from Mont Pelee was violent in the extreme. Colossal columns of volcanic matter were ejected from the volcano. which raised huge, hot boulders, many fcet in diameter upon the, ruins ol, St. Pierre and the surrounding coun try, from an enormous elevation and with fearful volocity. The volcanic clouds advanced as far as Fort de France. The spectacle was appalling and be yond description. Te whole popula tion of Fort de France was thrown into a frenzy of panic, during which soldiers, police, men and women, all terrified, frantic weeping and praying, rushed through the streets, while over head the growing, fiery clouds rolled relentlessly and rained down stones, still hot. amid the swirling ashes. The steam launch of the United States cruiser Cincinnati took some refugees to the French cruiser Suchet, and nearly 100 Dersons sought refuge on the Cincinnati and United States steamer Potomac. At 10 o'clock the Potomac went to investigate matters and all reports agree that Lieutenant Benjamin B. McCormick, the com mander of the steamer, did excellent work. He went in close to St. Pierre and found that that city had been bombarded with enormous stones from the volcano and that the ruins left standing aftpr the first great dis aster had been nearly razed. Mil lions of tons of ashes then covered the ruined city. Further smaller stones had destroy ed the houses of the brave villagers who had stuck to their homes. Lieutenant McCormick tcok on board the Potomac ISO refugees. The lieutenant fed them and brought the party to Fort de France. This work of rescue was difficult and dangerous. It is reported that the whole popula tion of the island is fleeing toward Fort de France. The consternation prevailing is indescribable Mont Pelee is stil very threatening. The French cruiser Suchet went on another tour around the island and did not take part in the rescue work of the Potomac. The United States steamer Sterling has returned from San Juan de Porto Rico. The United States steamer Dixie is expected here this afternoon from New York. ; POLICE BOARD STAYS. Supreme Court Again Decide in Favor of Present Incumbents. LINCOLN. May 22. The supreme court has denied the application of C. C. Wright for a writ of mandamus to compel the governor to appoint a board of fire and police commissioners for Omaha, Two questions were in volved in this case. On was -the au thority of the supreme court to man damus the governor, and the other was the right of the governor to make appointments. The opinion was written by Chief Justice Sullivan. Judges Holcomb and Sedgwick con curring. The court declares that it has the right to mandamus an officer of the executive branch of the government and that in this regard the law makes no distinction between officials. The writ is denied, however, on the ground of res adjudica. which is that a question once determined by a judgment on its merits is forever set tled. It was on this ground that Judge Sullivan, in the Kennedy case, adhered to the decision in the Mcores case, from which he had originally dissented. Funeral of Consul Prerrbs. FORT DE FRANCE. Martinique. May 22. Funeral services over the re mains of Thomas T. Prentis, the late United States consul at St. Pierre, were held yesterday. Kancas Wetted Down. TOPEKA, Kan May 22.-Heavy rains have fallen practically all over Kansas during the past tweaty-four hours. The rain was the heariest of the year. Omaha Company Expanding. CHICAGO, May 22. Plans are un der way for the reorganization. of the Omaha Packing company. Ira M. Cobe, president of the Chicago Title and Trust company, promoting the deal. The stock is to bi $2,000,000 preferred and $2,000,000 common. Subscribers to the preferred receive 50 per cent of the amount of their subscriptions in common as a bonus. The Omaha company has a branch in yhig city and others elsewhere. Governor Directs Inquiry. DENVER. May -22. Governor Or man appointed a court of inquiry to establish the truth or falsitv of a newspaper interview with Adjutant General George W. Gardner, who was quoted as having said that in his opin ion the snow- slide at' Tellurite, re sulting in great loss of life, was a vis itation of the wrath of God upon the ainers of the district for their con duct daring strikes. General Gard- M&T atomism ! w rvi'TtvT-c nnaraif .. .,. AS TO COUNTY STATISTICS. It Will Ee Costly to Comply with the Court's Mandate. LINCOLN. Neb.. May 24. County commissioners throughout the state are awakening to the meaning of the recent decision of the supreme court which upheld the law requiring pre cinct assessors to gather information for the srate bureau of labor and in-" dustrial statistics. In many of the counties extra assessors have been employed to do the work. "One county clerk has informed us that it will cost his county at least $500 to comply with the law," said Chief Clerk Hodge. "The authorities of this county have heretofore disre garded the provisions of the act, but are now willing to do as commanded. The expensa is for additional men to 1o the enumerating. We find there is a very general sen tfmenttfi"roughour theTfat"e to obey the mandate of the court. Several county clerks have asked for more schedules and others are seeking in struction as to how to proceed with the work. We have yet to find any county wherein the commissioners are intending to disregarad the law. If all of the counties return the ched ules with the industrial and agricul tural information properly recorded, we will be able to present within the next few months statistics that will be more nearly accurate than any of the same character ever compiled by the department." CROP CONDITIONS ARE GOOD Reports from All Sources Show Flattering Outlook. OMAHA, Neb- May 24. Crop re ports from all sources are of the most optimistic kind. Rumors of damage due to the dry, warm weather of April have been dispelled by the copious rainfall of May, and throughout Ne braska, South Dakota, western Iowa and northern Kansas the conditions now prevailing are most promising. The government reports, made up till Monday, give the information that the stand of winter wheat through This re gion is excellent. While the straw will be short, owing to the retarded growth during April, the stalks are heading well and there is bow suffi cient moisture to insure a large yield. An increased acreage over last year is reported. Rye is in good condition, though not so favorable as winter wheat. Spring wheat and oats are well up and thrifty. Rains have interfered somewhat with the .planting of corn, but the work is generally well advanced and the early planted is already up and growing finely. Potatoes are also up and promise well. An unusually large acreage of potatoes has been planted this year. From railroad and other sources is gained information which more than substantiates the government reports. Agriculture in the country tributary to Omaha never gave more promise o? a bountiful yield than at present. Ar. Ad. Man from Nebraska. OMAHA. Neb- May 24. Warwick Saunders, for a number of years iden tified with-the publishing business in this city, has become a resident of Kansas City, where he assumes the position of secretary ami treasurer of the Mutual Advertising 'agency. Mr. Saunders' experience in the ad vertising line will serve him' to good purpose in his new field and a wide acquaintanceship m the state from which he goes will wish for him full measure of success. Baby Smothered to Death. BENEDICT. Neb- May 24. The S-months-old baby of Rev. D. W. Witts, pastor of the Methodist church, was smothered to death. The child, which had been left on a bed. was found some time afterward wedged in be tween the bed and the wall, with the head pressed close to the covers. Vain effort was long made to resuscitate the child. Seward Will Pay Water Bonds. SEWARD. Neb.. May 24. The city council" ordered S1.0V) of water bonds paid, which, with $2,700 of registered warrants also ordered paid, makes a good record for the year. Madison Teachers Get More Pay. MADISON. Neb May 24. The board of education elected teachers and increased their salaries quite con siderable for the ensuinz year. Flag Day in Iowa. DES MOINES. la., 3Iay 24. Gover nor Cummins has issued a proclama tion naming June 14 as flag day in this state. Wcman Adjudged Insane. HASTINGS. Neb.. May 24. Miss Sarah Grabill of Ayr was brought to Hastings and adjudged insane. She will be taken to the asylum at Lin coln. Farm Hand Drowned in the Blue. SEWARD. Neb- May 24. Oba Gigg. a young man who had been working on a farm near Staplehurst. was drowned in the Blue river. He was 25 years of age. To Push Farmers Telephone Line. WYMORE. Neb- May 24. At a con ference of representatives of the In dependent Farmers' Telephone com pany, with headquarters at Blue Springs and a number of Wymore business men. it was decided to co operate in bringing the company's line to this city. This move will connect Wymore with more than one hundred of the best farmers east, ot town, also with the towns of Bine Springs. Holmeseville. Liberty and Barnesxon. ' a-T-s nmilllll t NEF TBEOMMS. Tl 1 1 1 ! 1 1 1 1 1 1 U M M 1 1 1 1 1 1 it A slight shock of earthquake wa felt in California. A snow storm in Wyomims resvlted in great loss of sheep- Dan Costello. of old-time circus fame, is dangerously ill in Chicago. Agents of the British government in this country have been ordered to stoy buying horses. The Boer delegates who are as sembled at Vereeninging. Transvaal, held prolonged conferences. At Castenrllle. Cal.. John McCartys, aged 22. shot and killed his mother and then gave himself into custody. It is possible President Roosevelt will attend the Philippine reunion in Council Bluffs, to be held in August. Senator Teller cf Colorado said that the session of congress woald be like ly toontinue sixty dh3'Troaf"the f first of June. The farewell reception given to General Lloyd Whcaton at the Amer; ican club, in Manila, was attended by over 2.700 Americans. Captain Bertram S. Neumann of the marine corps has been dismissed from the naval service as a result of his trial by court-martial at Pensacola. The cholera situation in Manila and the provinces remains unchanged. The increase in cases continues and the fatalities are still about SO per cent. King Alexander has accepted the resignation of the Servian cabinet. M. Passios. formerly a radical, has been entrusted with the formation of a new ministry. Tbe Santa Fe has been granted a franchise to enter Oakland. Cal. It is to run fifty years. The company must build the road through the city within two years. The Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers sent a telegram to Senator Joseph Blackburn thanking him for his efforts in behalf of the Grosvenor anti-injunction bill. The monthly report of the collec tions of internal revenue shows that for the month of April. 1502. the total collections were $21,937,699. a decrease as compared with April. 1201. of $3. 003.SSO. The executive committee of the Ne braska republican committee has de cided to recommend Deputy Attorney General Norris Brown of Kearney for temporary chairman of the state con vention. According to a report issued by the London board of trade, not a single passenger was killed by English rail roads during the year 1901.- This is the first time that such a record was ever made. The bandits who recently crossed the Oklahoma-Texas line with forty stolen horses under the alleged lead ership of the outlaw Bert Casey have made a raid into Oklahoma, securing a big herd. Of the total yearly production of anthracite coal, amounting to about 54.000.000 tons, the three states of Pennsylvania. New York and New Jersey consume about 65 per cent, or 35.000.000 tons. Governor Sayers has appealed by wire to all mayors of Texas towns of over 3.000 inhabitants, urging them to send food and assistance to the Goliad sufferers, and also requested the rail roads to transport the shipments free. Ro'dert A. Williams, wbo was chief of the Chicago fire department during the great fire of October. 1871. died at the Garfield Park sanitarium in Chicago. He was 77 years old and had been in poor health for several years. The will of Archbishop Michael A. Corrigan was filed for probate. The estate is valued at about $125,000, and is bequeathed entirely to Right Rev. Charles E. McDonnell, bishop of Brooklyn; Rt. Rev. Winand M. Wig ger. bishop of Newark, and Rr. Rev. Henry Gabriels, bishop of Ogdensburg. New York. In an opinion delivered by Justice Peckham the United States supreme court decided th case of Captain Peter C. Deming in that officer's favor. The case involved the right of a court-martial, composed entirely of officers of the regular army, to pass upon a case involving the rights of a volunteer officer. Our East India trade is said to be largely on. the increase. A Washington dispatch says there is much uncertainty at the depart ment of justice as to the coarse to be pursued in beginning litigation against the anthracite coal trust. Three brothers named Symmington were drowned while crossing the Pembina river in North Dakota. An ordinance for the acceptance from Andrew Carnegie of $150,000 for a free public library, has been re jected by the city counciL The condition of Lord Panncefote is reported as much better. The Union Veterans' union win con vene in Washington for its annual re union and encampment in October, simultaneously with the Grand Army of the Republic- r In the event that the amendment of the senate to th house military ap propriation bill becomes a law fc is the intention of the department to raise the standing of the two Tans army posts to be the largest in the country, and possibly in the world. The navy department received a sablegram announcing that Rear Ad miral Crowrnshield. aboard his flag ship, the Illinois, has arrived at Naples and hoisted his flag as commander-in-chief of the European station-Agent McChesney, at Rosebud, is preparing to give the Indians work by creating a 3T3n of reservoirs on the reservation, by means of dams. The work is to be done under govern ment supervision with Indian labor, the laborers to receive fL25 per day. 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